Come on, Mummy! Princess Charlotte is eager to fly to Berlin as she tugs Kate’s hand to urge her on to the plane – while shy
Couple are bidding farewell to Poland where they’ve spent two days celebrating the nation’s history, culture and ties with the UK
George and Charlotte seen for the second time on royal tour, after arriving with their parents on Monday morning
Couple will visit Brandenburg Gate and Holocaust memorial before private meeting with Angela Merkel
Tonight will celebrate the Queen’s birthday at a garden party at the British ambassador’s residence
Princess Charlotte appeared eager to set off on the next leg of the royal tour of Germany this morning, as she tugged her mother’s hand to urge her on to their private plane.
The two-year-old wasn’t keen to waste any time chatting as Kate paused to accept a bouquet of flowers, and was more excited about clambering up the steps of the private plane.
Meanwhile, Prince George – who looked shy and reluctant to take part in the official welcome staged by the European nation – was still looking a little overwhelmed as the departed from Warsaw.
Kate, 35, looked elegant in a bespoke royal blue coat and lace dress, both by Catherine Walker, with Princess Charlotte matching her mother in a pretty floral frock, teamed with white ankle socks and navy sandals.
The adorable little Princess tripped along the red carpet on her tiptoes while holding her mother’s hand, as George – in his trademark navy shorts and a blue shirt – stayed close to his father Prince William.
Once Charlotte had finally torn Kate away, she insisted on walking up the steps of the plane herself under the watchful eye of her mother – and made it all the way to the top before briefly losing her footing.
In Berlin William and Kate will hold a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel before visiting the Brandenburg Gate, the German capital’s most famous landmark and a symbol of the country’s unification.
The royal couple will say hello to the crowds gathered on Pariser Platz in front of the gate, before making their way to the Holocaust museum where they will tour the institution and the nearby Holocaust memorial.
Later in the day the Duke and Duchess will visit Strassenkinder in east Berlin, a charity which supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, including homeless children.
They will return to the west of the city and meet President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the Bellevue Palace, and in the evening attend a Queen’s birthday party held in the gardens of the British ambassador’s residence.
Yesterday, the couple paid an emotional visit to the former Nazi concentration camp Stuthoff, describing the experience as ‘shattering’
The couple toured the former camp in northern Poland where 65,000 people died during Germany’s occupation in the Second World War from disease, malnutrition, physical exhaustion, exposure to the harsh climate and abuse from guards – as well as in the gas chamber used to murder those too sick to work, opposite a brick crematorium.
After a guided tour of the camp, 20 miles from Gdansk, they had an emotional meeting with two British survivors of Stuttoff, Zigi Shipper and Manfred Goldberg, both 87, who were both making their first return to the camp since moving to Britain after the war.
Mr Shipper said William and Kate – who declared they were ‘honoured’ to have met the pair – were clearly ‘very moved’ by what they saw, adding: ‘You could see their faces. They were in pain.’
They then moved on to a medieval market in Gdansk’s historic old town where they sampled local delicacies including Goldwasser, a traditional liqueur with flakes of gold, and pierogi dumplings.
‘It is very good, very sweet,’ William said after he downed the shot in one. ‘And very strong,’ Kate added as she recovered from downing the 40 per cent proof liqueur.
Thousands of locals lined the central market square as the royals arrived to experience a live demonstration of amber processing before trying out local delicacies.
KATE AND WILLIAM’S POLAND AND GERMANY ITINERARY
TUESDAY 18TH JULY
Stutthoff Concentration Camp
The couple will meet a group of five former prisoners of the Camp, which was the first set up outside German borders in 1939.
Town Market, Gdansk
Kate and her husband will travel to Gdansk where they will attend a street party in the central market square.
Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre
The Duke and Duchess will visit the theatre and attend a reception inside the theatre.
European Solidarity Movement
They will tour the museum, and meet with founding members of Solidarit, before walking through the iconic shipyard gates, and leaving a wreath at the foot of the Solidarity Monument.
WEDNESDAY 19TH JULY
Arrival in Berlin and official welcome
Visit to the Brandenburg Gate
The couple will meet survivors and tour the museum before walking through the Memorial itself.
The charity supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds
Bellevue Palace Gardens
William and Kate will meet with the Federal President
Queen’s Birthday Garden Party, Ambassador’s Residence
William will give a speech at the event held in honour of his grandmother
THURSDAY 20TH JULY
German Cancer Research Institute
William and Kate will meet Nobel Prize winner prof. Dr. Harald zur Hausen, and visit the stem cell research lab.
Traditional German market, Heidlberg
The pair will be given a tour of the traditional market by the Mayor of Heidlberg
Each will cox a boat each in a competitive race between the twinned town of Cambridge and Heidelberg.
Reception at Clärchens Ballhaus
A reception will be held at the last original dancehall in Berlin for some of the most exciting new names in the world of art, culture, style, fashion and technology.
FRIDAY 21ST JULY
The Cambridges will celebrate the joint UK-German year of science which for 2017 is focused on oceans at the Maritime Museum.
Elbphilarmonie Concert Hall
A special performance given by the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra for the children of Hamburg.
Visit to Airbus
After a tour of the training facilities, the pair will meet apprentices and view the final assembly line of an A320 aircraft.
Official departure from Hamburg
As the royal couple emerged from the town hall to the strains of Handel’s ‘Zadok the Priest’ – played at every English monarch’s coronation since King George II in 1727 – the crowds cheered enthusiastically.
Tomorrow, the Duke and Duchess renew their friendly sporting rivalry, that seems to play a part in most of their trips, when they visit the picturesque Germany city of Heidelberg, twinned with Cambridge.
William and Kate will take to the waters of the River Neckar to cox opposing rowing teams in a race with crews from drawn from Cambridge and Heidelberg.
Source: DAILYMAIL MAILONLINE
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